December 18, 2017
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Two economic analysts to give lunchtime keynote at AWB's Legislative Day and Hill Climb

Track the latest employment and economic trends during the lunchtime keynote at AWB's annual Legislative Day and Hill Climb on Jan. 16 at the Hotel RL in Olympia.

Two experts will give the keynote:

  • Patrick Jones, the founding executive director of the Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis at Eastern Washington University.

The two economic experts will give the lunchtime keynote address and be among the many people to add insights, information and analysis during a day of rich issue discussions and networking opportunities with lawmakers and policy leaders. Legislative Day is a valuable experience for employers who want to engage with the legislative process and share their ideas on policy solutions that create economic prosperity across the state.

A popular part of the day’s event is the Hill Climb, which provides bus transportation to and from the Capitol and a prearranged schedule for attendees to visit directly with their members of the House and Senate.

Registration is now open. Don't miss your chance for this rewarding experience. Register today!

For more information on this event or to register, contact Kelli Schueler at 360.943.1600.

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There's a new network organizing the incubators, accelerators, and investors fostering innovation in the Pacific Northwest on both sides of the U.S. - Canada border.

Business collaboration across the 49th parallel is having a moment, thanks in no small part to a dramatic divergence in immigration policies between the two countries this year that have prompted U.S. tech companies to establish or grow their presence in Canada to access talent from around the world.

The Cascadia Venture Acceleration Network (CVAN) is focused on collaboration at the grass-roots level of the innovation economy -- specifically the cleantech, life sciences, and IT industries -- in the broad area known as Cascadia, encompassing Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia, Canada.

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